The meaning in our holidays, our journeys, and our lives is our own to forge. The point isn’t satisfying someone else’s ideas about who we should be. The point is wholeness, understanding, and love.
During the end-of-year holidays, many respect their fellow humans with open minds and open hearts. Don’t let that respect end when you open your mouth.
When even the Pope has to hide his Bible bigotry behind closed doors, you know we’ve come a long way.
When we resigned from our longtime synagogue last year, we never expected to want to join another congregation in Chicago. Happily, God had other plans.
On marriage equality, the problem isn’t God or religion, it’s bigots. And on Friday, the definition of bigotry widened in America.
On Maccabean inspiration and deciding to remain in Egypt after all.
First impressions, lasting impressions–and adage that rings especially true when you’re synagogue shopping.
Sometimes home is the holiest place you can be.
Jewishly unaffiliated, tomorrow we’ll greet the new year at Disneyland. May you enter 5775 from your own happiest place on earth as well.
Some Jews don’t support Israeli policy regarding Palestinians, the West Bank, and Gaza. Other Jews don’t want you to know that.